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Feb 19, 2013 6:30pm EST
the u.s. do next? brian ross is here. >>> his story. olympic athlete oscar pistorius in court today. tonight, what he says about why he shot his girlfriend. >>> made in america? could the next pope be from boston? meet the cardinal rising to the top of the list. >>> and, the secret of success. how to turn your family into a dynamic, happy team, making sure everyone wins. >>> good evening. a new report tonight lifts the veil on a kind of invisible war. china, unleashing its full spy power on american power grids and the wealth of american manufacturing. a new report even locates this building in shanghai. it doesn't look threatening, but what are they doing inside? and what does it mean for americ america's national security? here's abc's brian ross. >> reporter: the chinese people's liberation army is the biggest military force in the world, with more than 2 million soldiers. but it is the thousand or so in this nondescript building in shanghai that may pose the biggest threat to the u.s. this is the headquarters of the army's secretive unit number 61398, where, according to the new
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Feb 7, 2013 5:00am EST
u.s.. john and anne better have been married for 80 years. oh. got hitched in 1932. but -- >> charlie. >> had an arranged marriage for her with another man. so the couple ran off and eloped. now they are shocked they hold the record. what was that -- what? >> no, am i wrong? you made it sound like oh! 80 years. >> 80 years. >> most people would find that blissful. >>> all right well mel gibson tried to figure it out but there's one simple list for guys of what women really want. >> we'll tell you when "good morning maryland" at 5:00 begins right now. >>> his weapons were legal but trespassing on a school was not. now police want to know what this guy was doing and how he got inside that building. >>> she's an inspiration to women who want to get into politics. today we remember the longest serving maryland delegate. >>> all right, super bowl champs, we know that. but what would you say the state of the ravens are today? we're going to hear from the men in charge on this thursday morning february 7th. "good morning maryland." i'm charlie crowson. >> and i'm megan pringle.
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Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm EST
cell about 46% of u.s. sales. revised decision would have to constellation brands. >>> apple is cutting the price of the lowest and mac book pro by $200. it will come down to $1499. the company is also updating the processors of its larger mac books. >>> his story of evercoming adversity inspired us. new an like athlete has been arrested for murder. details on the allegations. >>> how much is valentine's day going to cost you this year? we're breaking out how much people are shelling out to have a happy valentine's night. >>> all right. start off with a look at maryland's most powerful radar. crystal clear. looks like you'll have great weather as you head out the door with your sweetheart. 47 degrees. winds are northwest at 5. days getting longer. sunset past 5:45. you can see chilly conditions, mid-40s. as we go past this into our cameras you can see blue skies. a little bit of a slushy coating that did create icy problems, especially around anne arundel county. the same deal in dundalk. how about one more camera in towson at loch raven tech. so we stay clear, light breezes. co
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Feb 14, 2013 4:00am EST
. it recognizes the current realities of war. >>> another drug tunnel between the u.s. and mexico has been shut down. this one discovered in southern arizona. police say the crude, hand-dug tunnel is about 68 feet long and 2 feet wide. more than 1,200 pounds of pot was found inside. >>> with that, a look at weather across the country on this valentine's day morning. south florida could see some thunderstorms. the rest of the east coast should be pretty pleasant. atlanta and new orleans dry out after four days of rain. ski resorts in the northern rockies get another foot of snow. >> temperatures in the northeast are leaning more towards spring than winter. boston in the mid-40s. warmer-than-usual in the southwest, with dallas close to 70. if you want a warm valentine's day, head to miami. it's 82 degrees. >> not a bad call. that's a sexy city. not a bad holiday. >>> they've been staying out of the spotlight for a week. but today, the winners of virginia's $217 million powerball jackpot are coming forward. >> the lucky ticket was bought at a self-service lottery machine at richmond's ai
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Feb 21, 2013 5:30am EST
. >>> and honor black history month the u.s. postal service is unveiling two new stamps. a dedication ceremony is planned for this morning at the lewis museum in baltimore. >>> changes are coming to m and t stank bade yum. the -- m&t bank stadium. the baltimore ravens are holding a news conference this afternoon. >>> the olympics could be in baltimore in 2024. at least the city was invited to place a bid. that would be pretty exciting. the u.s. olympic committee sent letters to 35 cities to gauge their interest in hosting the summer games. the mayor was excited about the letter but says it is way too early to decide what to do. charm city has pursued a joint bid with d.c. in the past and atlanta was the last u.s. city to host summer games and that was back in 1996. >>> news time now 5:47 and some good news in the fight against obesity. new numbers show the amount of calories kids and teens are eating have dropped slightly. it's the first decline though in more than 40 years. the report shows is decrease in suappear to be driving that spend. also a slight dip in the amount of calories
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Feb 26, 2013 5:00am EST
for law enforcement to take a suspect's dna. that's a question by the u.s. supreme court after the 2009 conviction of the maryland man for rape and murder was overturned on constitutional grounds. abc2 news sherrie johnson is here with details and sherrie what did the appeals court say a year ago that got us here today. >> reporter: the maryland dna collection act is a law that allows officials to take the dna from those who have been arrested, but not convicted of a serious crime. so now the question is, is it constitutionol on whether the state says once arrested you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case of alonzo king takes center stagech he was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took dna and the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated his constitutional rights. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland
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Feb 21, 2013 2:35am EST
debate in the u.s. whether to arm the rebels in that country or not. it seems former secretary of state hillary clinton was for it. leon panetta was for it. but the white house put the stop on that, because they said we don't want those weapons to fall into the wrong hands. this has been a quagmire for two years now. >> we're talking about 70,000 people dead. it's cost the government $48 billion, billion with a b. the economy that's already crippled, now it's costing them the equivalent of that much money. the u.n. now says war crime charges should be brought on both sides, the government and the rebels. so it's just something -- and we have to watch it from afar. >> we'll be right back after this. ♪ welcome back to that same old place that you laughed about ♪ >> that takes you back, doesn't it? of course, welcome back to robin roberts, taking her "gma" anchor seat. we watched as he turned her private health battle into a campaign for bone marrow transplants. >> four, three -- >> hi, it's robin. i have been waiting 174 days to say this. good morning, america. >> reporter: but no one
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Feb 20, 2013 6:30pm EST
moment. the u.s. and much of the west convinced that iran continues to work toward those nuclear weapons. iran, of course, denying this and, as you point out, we are just days away now from the u.s. and iran joining a small group of others as they return to the negotiating table. we landed in iran, in a country where american journalists are rarely allowed to visit. rarer still, we were given access to the people, the streets of tehran. above ground, a bustling city of 12 million. below ground, we discover a gleaming subway system, far quieter and cleaner than the famous subways of new york city. and there was something else very different. this says "women only" right here. the back of the train, reserved for women. but beyond the trains, the traffic, everywhere you look, there is something else on the move here. the prices. skyrocketing inflation. their currency losing 80% of its value in just the last year. u.s.-led sanctions tying an economic noose around iran. it's being felt by this young woman and her mother. >> day to day, increasing prices. >> reporter: you see it day to day? >>
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Feb 23, 2013 8:00am EST
trouble. this morning, lance armstrong has a new opponent, the u.s. justice department. the feds have joined the fraud suit against the former cyclist hero, accusing him of ripping off the u.s. postal service for more than $30 million. this morning, they are suing him for more than three-times that. abc's neal karlinsky has the story. >> reporter: the u.s. department of justice says lance armstrong cheated the u.s. postal service out of millions. and it wants the money back. in today's economic climate, the u.s. postal service is simply not in a position to allow lance armstrong to walk away with tens of millions of dollars illegitimately procured. >> did you ever take banned substances to enhance your cycling performance? >> yes. >> reporter: what armstrong revealed to oprah began as a whistle-blower case. floyd landis filed this claim under seal, arguing he was a witness. armstrong and his associates cheated the postal service by lying about the team's drug use. landis broke his silence in an abc news exclusive in 2010. >> that should be evidence enough there's a problem with t
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Feb 24, 2013 9:00am EST
, detailing chinese attacks, chinese military cyber attacks on u.s. targets. 140 targets. this is from the "new york times." its focus is on companies involved in the critical infrastructure of the united states. according to security researchers one target was a company with remote access to more than 60% of oil and gas pipelines in north america. it drew the attention of the former cia mike hagen. >> there are a lots of way we can make this relation less comfortable to them. if this is important, then you got to start taking some actions. >> congressman rogers, you say that this is a war we're losing. >> we are losing. 141 targets peals in comparison. that's probably every day. we get every single day by a series of attacks. >> you believe that chinese -- the chinese government, the chinese military is behind this. >> beyond a shadow of a doubt. they use their military to steal intellectual property from american businesses, european businesses, repurpose it and compete in the international market against the united states. it's unprecedented. this has never happened in the history of th
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Feb 12, 2013 2:35am EST
warhead small enough to be mounted on a missile aimed directly at the u.s. north korea confirmed the test in a statement released by state media saying it was carried out to "defend the country's security and sovereignty in the face of a ferocious, hostile act by the u.s." it means that north korea is closer to building a warhead small enough to be mounted on a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. the test today comes just two months after pyongyang conducted a successful long-range missile test in direct definls of u.n. security council resolutions, and the key question now is, did north korea use plutonium as they did in previous tests or highly enriched uranium? if north korea was stul in building a bomb using enrich rue yanium, it would speed up their ability to build a warhead. >> the president said it undermines the region's stability and a threat to the u.s. national security and to international peace and security. and it doesn't make north korea any more secure, which is what it's hoping for. >> they are a provocative country. get the world's attention and
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Feb 23, 2013 12:35am EST
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Feb 18, 2013 6:30pm EST
other. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. the united nations now estimates that 70,000 people have been killed in the fighting, though, no one really knows. a u.n. commission today called for war crimes investigations of both sides. assad's government, which has sought to crush the rebellion by any means necessary. and the rebels, many of whom are increasingly seen by ordinary syrians as war lords, gangsters and religious fanatics who regularly post videos of beheadings and other atrocities on youtube. damascus is quiet tonight. some light traffic. no one really walking around. 5 million people hunkered down, as the terrible war that is tearing their country apart has now arrived here, in fierce battles raging in the city's suburbs. syria's many minorities live in terror of a jihadist takeover of their country. before we came here, we visited christian refugees from syria who had fled to beirut. they said they were forced out of their villages by muslim fundamentalists -- ethnically cleansed. they supported the rebellion at first, but not now. they've lost their homes, their communities
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Feb 20, 2013 5:30am EST
e- mail exchanges but was cleared of any wrog wrongdoing last month. >>> the u.s. is going after china for what it calls cyber espionage. there's mounting evidence to suggest that the chinese military is responsible for stealing u.s. government data and corporate trade secrets. the obama administration is now looking into slapping china with fines, penalties and other trade restrictions. >>> five things to know on this wednesday morning, vice president joe biden is hosting a medal of valor ceremony today. that medal is awarded to public safety officers who have shown courage while attempting to save or protect others from harm. >>> secretary of state john kerry is giving his first foreign policy speech today. he'll be speaking to students and faculty about u.s. diplomacy and his connection to the lives of all americans. >>> rumors are swirling that details could be released tonight about a playstation 4. the last time sony announced an accessory to a gaming system was five years ago. >>> baseball players hoping for a shot at the big leagues will be in annapolis today. they'll be
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Feb 7, 2013 4:00am EST
of unmanned drones to kill suspected terrorists. as we learn about a top-secret u.s. drone base overseas. >>> storm watch. millions bracing for a blizzard that could start tonight. snow amounts not seen in years. >>> and it was the biggest powerball prize since that $600 million megajackpot. overnight, someone became $200 million richer. >> clearly not us. >>> and fashion police ready to crack down at sunday's grammy awards. >>> and good thursday morning, everybody. they are the not-so-secret weapons of the war on terror. unmanned drones, dispatched to places not safe for u.s. troops. >> under the obama administration, their use has increased. but it's now under serious fire on capitol hill. here's abc's tahman bradley. >> reporter: president obama's pick for cia director, john brennan, could face serious heat from members of the president's own party at his confirmation hearing this afternoon. democrats will likely demand answers about the use of unmanned drones to attack u.s. enemies overseas. brennan is the administration's point person on drones, the man who signs off on the
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Feb 14, 2013 7:00am EST
. we have a lot of breaking news. >> we do. >>> including that merger, american airlines and u.s. airways announces a massive merger to become the world's biggest airline. it will affect everyone who flies. >>> and we're going to have the latest on the bumpy ride for chuck hagel on capitol hill, as key senators delay the confirmation vote on his nomination of defense secretary. there's been heated hears on whether or not to approve him. >>> and jenny mccarthy defending her cousin, melissa mccarthy, on the critic who savaged melissa on his review of "identity thief." >> coming down on the worst kind of commentary. >> that's coming up. >>> let's get to the breaking news out of south africa. the double-amputee sprinter, oscar pistorius, who captured so many hearts at the london olympics has been charged with murdering his model girlfriend. she was shot four times with his gun in his home. and abc's lama hasan has the latest. good morning, lama. >> good morning to you, george. oscar pistorius is appearing in a south african court right now, being charged with the murder of his girlfr
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Feb 11, 2013 5:00am EST
than enough gas and crude oil. american airlines and u.s. airways are expected to announce a merger this week creating the world's biggest airline. the merged company would have 6500 flights a day and nine major hubs. it would be known as american airlines but run by the u.s. airways c.e.o. >>> identity thief stole its way to the top of the box office. it debuted with $37 million despite the blizzard in the northeast. it's the biggest opening so far this year. >>> a distillery is meeting increased demand by watering down its booze because it can't produce enough bourbon enough. the alcoholic content will go from 90 proof to -- [indiscernible] that's america's money. >>> how is baltimore city doing these days? the mayor will set out her state of the city address. >>> we'll have a preview of tuesday's state of the union and the special guests planning to attend. >> it's being called the storm of the century. as must have as 3 feet of snow was dumped on the northeast. we'll have the latest numbers of those left in the dark and what's being done to dig the people out of the huge mess. t
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Feb 21, 2013 12:35am EST
north. a nightmare scenario for the u.s. for syrian civilians the nightmare is here. jihadist fighters funded by u.s. allies, saudi arabia and other persian gulf states are warming into this country. threatening to turn the conflict into a holy war. and syria an incredibly diverse nation of muslims, christians, kurds and many more could totally disintegrate. we met the grand leader of syria today, and staunch ally of assad. he blames his country's suffering on american support for the rebels. the americans, he tell me, live up to your values. in some way the values of the people of damascus aren't that different. they enjoy good food as we did with new friend at lunch downtown. the commuters fight rush hour traffic to get home to their families. look at this place. the merchants hustle to make a buck or a syrian pound. >> thank you. >> thank you. >> reporter: in the 1,200-year-old mosque one of the grandest in the word, the people come to find the peace and truth of prayer. they have so much to lose here. this is an existential fight for the people of damascus. for the people
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Feb 22, 2013 4:00am EST
the gun battle. >>> the u.s., the u.n. and syria's main opposition group are condemning a deadly car bombing in the syrian capital. 50 people were killed when that bomb exploded in damascus. this comes among growing pressure on syrian president assad to negotiate with rebel groups. >>> president obama is sitting down at the white house today with japan's new leader, prime minister shinzo abay arrived in washington last night, to discuss economic ties and security concerns, including the latest threats from north korea. he is also looking to reinforce the u.s./japan alliance. he is the fifth japanese prime minister during president obama's time in office. >>> police in las vegas are searching for suspects after deadly violence on the famed vegas strip. three people were killed during a gun battle between two luxury cars and a fiery crash that followed. authorities say at least one person in a range rover shot at a maserati that then ran a red light and crashed into a taxi. the taxi burst into flames and the driver and the passenger both died. the driver of the maserati was also killed
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Feb 8, 2013 12:35am EST
double homicide. >> reporter: 33-year-old christopher dorner, a lieutenant in the u.s. navy reserves, honorably discharged just last friday, fired four years ago by the lapd. police claim he bore a grudge against a retired l.a. police captive, randy kwan, monica's father, as well as other lapd officers. >> of particular interest is a multi-page manifesto in which the suspect has implicated himself. >> reporter: in a rambling manifesto posted online, dorner blames kwan and other lapd officers of a smear campaign after dorner reported witnessing a fellow officer commit police brutality. the manifesto vows vengeance. i will bring unconventional and asymmetrical warfare to those in lapd uniform whether on or off duty. >> if you read his manifesto, this is a very -- lapd is a specific target, but all law enforcement is targeted. >> reporter: it appears to be no idle threat. today the story played out with all the intensity of a hollywood action thriller. "l.a. confidential" meets "cape fear." >> talk to me, i'm staying here! >> reporter: except that this drama was real and deadly
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Feb 7, 2013 11:00pm EST
cancelled. >> u.s. air sent me an e-mail yesterday for a friday flight, two days in advance here at home, road crews are on stand by. get school closings and delace on abc2news.com and in the morning. . >> only on two tonight, we're hearing from the mother of a woman who was stabbed to death in front of two children this week. christian schaefer is here now. >> the victim's mother and baltimore county police agree that they knew the man who has now been charged in connection with that murder was a threat. they don't agree on whether everything possible was done to stop it. >> members of kate had l's family say she and her daughter were inseparable. >> she was a good mom. >> in december, this man was released from prison after serving time for robbery, jeffrey shiflet. he sentthreatening letters to katie from prison. >> he had been threatening her for a long time including threatening others like judges, and the police. >> the police knew shif let was a threat to katie and they say he continually violated his parole by making threats but he had no fixed address so they tried to protect ha
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Feb 26, 2013 6:30am EST
according to the most recent data compiled by the u.s. department of education. the story that is not getting a lot of attention so abc2 news investigators look deeper to find out what is going on inside your child's classroom. teachers bullied in their rooms. tonight at 11, we will hear from one victim beaten so badly it's tough for him to stand up in front of a class. and hear from one school district who promises things are going to change. >>> so if your spet not spade or neutered today is the perfect day to get it done. the mayor proclaimed today world spay day and recognizing the group be more dog for free spaying service for pit bulls and pit bulls mixes therg hoeing -- they are holding a -- they are holding a fund raising event tonight beginning at 5. >>> a floating hospital that traveled all over the world to help those who are in need. and today the usns comfort is heading back out to sea and never returning back to baltimore. abc2 news linda so is live to tell you more about this mission that the navy is calling continuing promise 2013. linda, it's gain for the navy but a l
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Feb 8, 2013 2:35am EST
and only against targets planning to attack the u.s. however, the head of the intelligence committee, senator dianne feinstein, is calling for more openness about that drone program. >>> outgoing defense secretary leon panetta revealed for the first time that there was a plan in place to support rebels in syria. but that plan was vetoed by president obama because of worries that the weapons might fall into the wrong hands. more than 60,000 people have died in syria's civil war. >> by the way, i was just going to add to that civil war. it's cost that country the equivalent of $48 billion. when you think about a war, our war obviously has cost us trillions of dollars. but a country that has no money, and they're relying on us for help, $48 billion is money. >> and the u.s. has given syria about $210 million in aid to help those insurgents along. but this issue of whether we arm them is one. after two wars and libya, maybe the country was not ready to get involved in another country. but we put these arms in syria, how do we know they're not going to get in the hands of terrorists? and
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Feb 4, 2013 5:30pm EST
the u.s. it's the first edition to the happy meal in a decade. fish back bites will be -- fish mcbites will be available through march. >>> pizza hut is offering pizza sliders and can be bought in batches for family hops want to customize their orders with different toppings. >>> coming up, an american mother of two is killed while on vacation and the family is searching for answer. what police are saying. >>> what ad was your favorite from last night and which was the worst? we're blakeing down the super bowl -- breaking down the super bowl commercialings that got the most buzz. >>> all right. let's start off with a look at the weather in the big easy. lots of ravens fans still flying out if they didn't have the red eye. it's a cloudy condition. some rain coming. so evening flights out of new orleans could be tricky. i don't think it will depress anybody's spirit. this is what's coming toward central maryland. some snows out toward frostburg as well all headed in our direction. we'll look for some snow to get in overnight. it will not be heavy as it is in the mountain, but we'll look
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Feb 26, 2013 2:35am EST
that. >>> after more than a century, the u.s. census bureau decided to drop the word "negro" on forms and surveys. starting next year, it will no longer appear as an option for race. many americans view the word as offensive and outdated. >>> a couple of the san francisco bay area who vanished last month during a biking trip in peru may now be in ecuador. garrett hand and his girlfriend, jamie, boarded a boat to amazon in ecuadoecuador. they had been speaking with friends and family on skype, but all contact stopped january 25th. >> just hanging in there. you know, you don't know what you don't know. and so we're by faith holding on that they're okay. >> the bike tour was supposed to last six months. relatives say they became concerned when the u.s. embassy posted a warning to u.s. citizens about kidnappings. >> there's plenty of cleaning up in parts of texas and oklahoma after record snowfall in those states. the snow was blown around by hurricane force winds across the region yesterday. 20 inches of snow fell on amarillo. at least two deaths are being blamed on the storm. >>> in aus
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Feb 19, 2013 2:35am EST
never sent to the u.s. archive to make it official. the overnight was uncovered after fans of the movie "lincoln" looked up mississippi's ratification. so a few weeks ago, mississippi's secretary of state corrected the problem 18 years late. congress did it in 1865, mississippi got to it in 1995 and didn't even get that correct. >> a very wise person said this evening, a state with so many is, and they can't see. >>> a veteran teacher at a central california high school is on admin straytive leave after being accused of stealing from the students. the teacher was caught taking things from backpacks. it was set up by students after some of them discovered things had gone missing. police are looking into whether a crime was committed. if the teacher stole from the students, i think we can say there was a while committed. >>> a big merger in office supplies looks to be in the works. "the wall street journal" reports office max and office depot could announce a deal this week. both have been battered by a weak economy and online competition, as well. six years ago, regulators blocked office
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Feb 26, 2013 6:30pm EST
, thank you. >>> and we have reported here on balloon accidents back here in the u.s., as well. in fact, last year alone, 15 of them. this one, just last month in san diego, the view from inside the basket as this balloon crash lands. tonight, abc's cecilia vega with an air balloon pilot who investigated hundreds of crashes. she watched the video with him today. >> reporter: have you ever seen anything like this? >> no, no. happens pretty fast and they're going to hit really hard. jumping off a ten-story building. looking at how much smoke you had and how fast, it looked like it was an intense fire. i would guess the major injuries are occurring there before they get to the ground. >> reporter: they have any chance? >> looking at the flames, i don't think so. >> reporter: from looking at this, do you have any sense of what caused this? >> if i were investigating this, that's the first thing i look at, the aircraft. to see if i can see fuel lines that are clearly not hooked up to the tanks, so you know that would be the culprit. >> reporter: these balloons are so magnificent, you have th
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Feb 12, 2013 6:30pm EST
economy and, diane, a big announcement on afghanistan in bringing u.s. troops home. the president will announce that more than half of those now in afghanistan will be home by this time next year. >> going to be a big speech tonight. i want to bring in "good morning america" co-anchor and anchor of "this week" george stephanopoulos, jon will be covering it, we will be here together. how challenging do you expect the president's tone to be? >> reporter: very. with the public approving of his general approach to creating jobs, investing in jobs right now, lowering the deficit over the long-term with a mix of spending cuts and revenue increases. and the president knows there's a big showdown coming up. these automatic across the board spending cuts kick in on march first. government could shout down at the end of march. you talk to both sides right now, that is coming. so, the president wants to make the best case tonight. it will be confrontational. >> and senator rubio is going to be giving the answer from the republicans. what do you expect from that? >> reporter: he's a rising star in
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Feb 11, 2013 6:30pm EST
are the first images of rescue efforts for the carnival "triump"triumph." the u.s. coast guard monitoring the ship floating dead in the water, 150 miles off the coast of mexico. >> it is adrift. they are operating on emergency power. they're currently in deep water and not near any hazzards no navigation. >> reporter: the ship even bigger than the titanic was bobbing like a 100,000 ton cork after a fire blew out its four engines. normally a sparkling city on the sea, but now conditions are turning horrendous. after 36 hours, garbage is piling up. no air conditioning. many toy lets not working. >> they have no running water, i mean, it's pitiful. >> reporter: brelt. 's wife is aboard. >> they are all crying and hysterical. they want tos go home. >> reporter: life boats from another ship brought food to the crippled "triumph." it's been plagued by engine problems on two of its previous journeys. the stack belched out this black smoke. and jay key posted this warning on facebook. "they have been risking people's lives for months." two years ago, another ship was crippled by an eng
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Feb 21, 2013 6:30pm EST
, just days before the u.s. and iran are back at the negotiating table. and tonight, right here, you'll hear from the iranian people with spoke with today, many of whom say they're the ones caught in the middle. allowed rare access to the streets here, today, we went in search of one of the biggest pharmacies in central tehran, having heard life-saving medicine is now running out. >> hello. >> reporter: this doctor runs the pharmacy. >> right now, we are running low on every category of medicine. >> reporter: and he points straight to those tightening u.s. sanctions, meant to force iran's leaders to change course on their nuclear program, now affecting everyone. even patients buying medicine. all of it because money in and out of iran is nearly frozen. but because of that money flow, it has stopped some of the drugs from coming in? >> yes, because you are a manufacturer of a drug, you want your money. when i can't pay you, how can you send the medicine to me? >> reporter: and that's all because of the sanctions? >> that's right. >> reporter: cameras are rarely allowed free reign in iran
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Feb 11, 2013 4:00am EST
overnight. get ready for more hackers of u.s. computer systems. the intelligence community believes the united states is a target of massive cyber espionage campaign. >>> alts overnight, we learned two top navy submarine officers have been relieved of duty a month after an accident in the persian gulf. the per scope of the sub collided with a vessel on january 10th. a spokeswoman said the navy lost confidence in the men's leadership abilities. >>> a special honor today at the whois. the medal of honor to former army staff sergeant clinton romesha. he's being honored for a battle that killed eight americans. he served two nours iraq. >>> coming up, a region still on alert. >> the man hunt heating up overnight. >>> familiarity "the pulse",the college student who is snuck into the super bowl and filmed the whole thing. >>> welcome back, everybody. gas prices, keep rising. the national average this morning is $3.58 a gallon, up seven cents in the past week and 27 cents in the past month. u.s. oil production is booming rite now. but oil futures are also rising. that's because of distribu
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Feb 2, 2013 6:00pm EST
after that attack at the u.s. embassy in turkey. tonight the surveillance video of the suicide bomber just moments before the attack and new information on his motive against america. and abc's nick shif ryn reporting in from turkey. >> good evening. they say the attacker was a 40-year-old with enough explosives to destroy a two-story building. lives were saved due to tight security. tonight, new grainy footage of the bomber on state tv. he belonged to a liftest militant group, it posted photos of him showing off, wearing his suicide belt. for the attack, he disguised himself as a delivery man. just seconds after that video, he entered the embassy's side entrance. that's when the security guard realized something was wrong. he told his colleagues to run away, protecting them, at the cost of his own life. >> sacrificing his life, he saved many others. turks and americans at our mission. so we're profoundly grateful for mustafa's service. >> reporter: today, his xhal hometown carried him to his grave. they remembered him in silence, as a father, a husband. >> he was a beloved mem
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Feb 12, 2013 7:00am EST
is the first nuclear test under kim jong-un, who said the test is aimed at ferocious u.s. hostility towards north korea. in december, also successfully tested a long-range missile, capable of reaching hawaii. the white house is calling this a highly provocative act. and calling on actions from the international community. there's very little the u.s. or the u.n. can do at this point since strong sanctions are already in place. in fact, this morning, north korea is saying, we will consider search of our ships and other sanctions by the international community as an act of war. and, josh, they say it will bring on relentless retaliatory attacks. >> we will certainly keep our eye on this. martha, thank you for that. >>> meanwhile, there's word this morning of a new poll out, planned for the u.s. forces in afghanistan. the pentagon is reportedly pushing a timetable that would keep some 8,000 troops in the country after the mission officially ends next year. white house advisers have pushed for a more aggressive withdrawal. the president is expected to announce a final decision soon. >>>
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Feb 1, 2013 2:35am EST
back seat to the u.s. a new study find americans are now the largest consumers of wine in the whole wide world. and domestic production is increasing to keep up with all that demand. wine consumption is decling ingn italy and france. >> in france? awe al >> usa! usa! usa! we are number one in something. >> in boozing. >> 8:00 in the morning when w p get home. nothing wrong with the cocktail bre breakfast. >> it is our happy hour. >> do not judge. uh-uh uh, we don't have a problem. >> here is your friday forecast. heavy snow around the great lakes. a few inches from cincinnati to knoxville. and around washington, d.c. biting cold day across the dakota and midwest. snow in the northern rockies. around boise, seattle and portland. >> in the pacific north west is 0, twin cities, and, indianapolis, sunny to the northeast. god bless america. >>> it's water, i swear. [ laughter ] >> welcome back. many people who wear glasses know all too well, uh-huh. that they can get pretty pricey. but just how much would you pay to dress up your eyes? >> take a look. >> i was going to do that. >> laone
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00am EST
. >>> the u.s. postal service has been delivering mail in the rain, snow and the gloom of night for hundreds of years. now the agency is struggling to find the revenue sources it's hoping now that you'll have interest in some of the things that they wear. the agency announced plans to come out with a line of clothing and accessories called rain, heat and snow. the first line for men will be released next spring. the line for women is also currently in the works. >>> gas prices are high and now it could affect you even while you're trying to buy a car. a california car dealership has stopped offering those free test drives and it's because of the high gas prices. before you can even get the keys to test drive a car, a lot of dealerships are now having new requirements. they're asking people to fill the tank back up where it was when they left the lot. and a lot of this is to make up for people who test drive the car and have no intention of ever buying it. >>> well, little girl is recovering in the hospital this morning and her dad thinks hand sanitizer may have led to her injuries.
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00pm EST
, black male in his 50s. that's a little bit older than the typical robbery u.s. maybe that will give police something to look at. they are working with hospital security to try to investigate the case. once again, two people robbed inside mercy hospital around 1:00 this afternoon. police now looking for the suspect. live in downtown baltimore, christian schaffer, website whoib schaffer -- abc2 news. >> hundreds had to be evacuated from the johns hopkins medical building. >> a dozen people got sick. we have the latest on this hazmat situation. >> reporter: at this point they're not sure exactly what touched off the situation here at this building here in hampden. here's what we do know so far. this happened just before 10:00 this morning. one person, city fire crew were called here. one person said they were ill. when the crews got here, when ems got here they found several people were sick. 10 people were taken to the hospital, problems with breathing. they're trying to figure out what was going on. they still haven't determined it. in fact, they tested the building for everything. >
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Feb 20, 2013 5:00pm EST
for the northern u.s. still in full winter mode. 26 above in baltimore. those cold temperatures will continue to settle in tonight, less wets but still struggle to get out of the 30s. as we go beyond thursday. >>> friday we're stuck in the 30s. that's when the weather maker comes in with marginal temperatures. looks like things stay unsettled saturday with cold rain. the approaching storm system toward the four corners, it will develop as we push into friday night. this will linger into our saturday, kind of a slow moving system. if the storm stricts a lot, that -- strengthens a lot, that could pull am more cold air. tonight 21. the biting bries continues. tomorrow 38. that's it for your two-degree guarantee. tomorrow night cold, mid-20s. here's a look at the next few days. things changing late friday into saturday. cold, raw. we'll call it wintry showers. then hams we go beyond that into the second half of the weekend some improvement has things trend slightly milder, mid to upper 40s sunday and monday. we drop the temperatures down into the middle part of next week. it's still febr
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Feb 22, 2013 11:00pm EST
the southeastern u.s. coast, more moisture is feeding up the coastline so more rain possible during the early part of the dwa tomorrow and some of this could be freezing rain through daybreak. what happensto freezing rain is it pushes down -- the milder air helps push that down to the surface. overnight tonight and even if you have an early 5:00 or 6:00 a.m. trip, this could be dicy for you. winter weatheradvisories have been extended north now. all of our counties with that advisory. freezingwedge of air has sunk southeast into the sate. we're one below freezing at bwi. across theeastern shore we're one or two above freezing. it's beenbitter cold the last few days so ground temps have been hovering around freezing. this is the leading edge of a more significant round of showers that could come in the morning. it may start off as more of an icy situation but it will change over to rain as we push toward midday tomorrow and then we're clearing out into the day sunday. so improving weather over the weekend. tonight downto 31, more rain and ice potentially in those areas below freezing
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Feb 14, 2013 12:35am EST
a va gags gone very wrong. >>> the money man. he's the president's choice to head up the u.s. treasury but he's haunted by a stint at the wall street bank that received a massive taxpayer bailout and whose investors lost millions. >>> fighting for "lincoln". she's up for oscar number three. tonight, sally field tells us about her fight to play the president's wife. >> keep it right here, america. "nightline" is back in just 60 seconds. >>> from new york city, this is "nightline" with cynthia mcfadden. >> good evening, and thanks for joining us. tonight, a four-day pleasure cruise turned hellish ordeal. 4,200 people are being towed back to shore tonight trapped aboard the carnival cruise ship that lost power in the gulf of mexico sunday. the passengers onboard describe nightmarish scenes of squalor. >> reporter: tonight, stranded at sea. as seen today from above, the carnival triumph being towed to port in mobile, alabama. it is day four of what has turned into the holiday from hell for the more than 4,000 people onboard. bethany is aboard, they spoke briefly before the phone
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Feb 26, 2013 12:35am EST
a u.s. naval base for 50 years, providing a boon to the prostitution industry. >> it's going to feed their whole family for weeks. [ bleep ] enjoy it, man. don't get too wrapd up in your head about it. >> reporter: to see how easy it is for americans to find underaged girls we visited a neighboring town 45 minutes from subic bay. it takes less than half an hour before we are approached by this woman who offers not just young girls but virgins. how many girls do you have? and for each one it is $750. we will talk about it and maybe come back and see you. later that night we meet the woman and the girls near a busy intersection. how old are you? 15. and you? 14. you're in school. what grade are you in? second. so eighth grade. you look very nervous. don't be scared. it's okay. this is your aunt? >> yeah. >> this is your aunty. she loves you? >> yeah. very much. >> why is she asking you to do this? >> because, you know, we need money, that's why. >> they just give to the filipino man who don't have job, lazy. it's -- >> reporter: that was incredibly disturbing. they were both so yo
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Feb 6, 2013 7:00am EST
killed american citizen, anwar al awlaki. a leaked memo from the obama administration claims u.s. citizens accused of being al-qaeda operatives may lawfully be killed even if there's no evidence of an imminent threat. john brennan, the president's nominee for cia director, will face tough questions about that memo in his confirmation hearing tomorrow. >>> and computer hackers have struck the federal reserve. the hacker group, anonymous, claims to have chosen data belonging to 4,000 bankers. no critical operations have been affected. >>> and it's being called the largest credit card fraud in history. authorities arrested 18 people based in new jersey, accused of stealing some $200 million after creating thousands of fake i.d.s, with stolen social security numbers. using those fake i.d.s to obtain cards, the suspects allegedly wired money to seven countries, including pakistan and china. >>> and abc news has learned that lance armstrong is the target of an active criminal investigation. federal agents are looking into possible obstruction of justice and witness tampering charges. t
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Feb 26, 2013 6:00am EST
says once arrest you lose the privacy right. today the u.s. supreme court will figure that out as the case alonso king takes center stage. king was arrested in 2009 on assault charges. police took his dna the sample matched dna collected from the victim and police then linked him to a 2003 rape. king's lawyers moved to suppress the evidence of the dna match saying the initial draw violated the constitutional right. but the lower court found king guilty of first degree rape and sentenced him to life in prison. last april, the maryland court of appeals ruled against a key provision of the law. opponents say the law runs over the 4th amendment ban on unreasonable search and seizure. >> at the time of arrest right now a. defendant is -- a defendant is handcuffed the car can beer ised and the house can be searched and they can take a blood sample with a needle and strip search you. and everybody gets finger prined and clearly they can put a q-tip on side of the cheek for one second. >> reporter: all states require dna from individuals convict of a felony the federal government and 28 s
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Feb 8, 2013 4:00am EST
it's generally not eaten in britain or the u.s. >>> and your chances of finding love, and more, at work may depend on your profession. more than 8% of artists say they've hooked up with a colleague. number two for workplace flings was cooks. but number three was welders, with more than 6%. the hot torch. and we didn't find news anchors, though, anywhere on the list. >> that's interesting. i met my husband at work. >> did you really? >> i did. >> and he's a tv guy, too. >> he's a tv guy. >> you're saying you're married? >> i'm married. sorry. i know. >>> next on this friday, a developing story. the bush family e-mails may have been hacked. >>> and college basketball stunner. another number one team goes down. she changed her dress three times, but all you notice is her beautiful, healthy skin. jergens ultra healing moisturizer makes even your driest skin look healthier, instantly. with beautiful skin from jergens, you'll always make an entrance. jergens®. the beautiful difference. it'and start talking aboutt whawhat you really wanthroom. from your toilet paper. it's time to talk ab
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Feb 19, 2013 2:30pm EST
mundane. i have two videos that are refueling in a very impressed way. we're out in the caribbean on a u.s. coast guard ship when a jayhawk helicopter needs to get some gas. instead of landing, turning the engines off and taking all that time, they do what's called a hot refuel. they drop the line down from the side of the helicopter. the guys down on deck tie the fuel line to the wench. they pull it back up to the helicopter and one of the crewman on board the jayhawk reaches out and starts fueling this helicopter in midair. >> you get a little too close, those blades cut right into the ship. this becomes a weird crash and shipwreck. >> go too far away while connected like that, the hose could burst and gas shoots everywhere. >> your mind goes to all the different horrible things that could go wrong but it doesn't and it works. >> the reason they do these kinds of hot refuels because it takes time to shut the helicopter down and fire it back up. if you're out doing over water rescue missions you need all the time you can. >> if they need a candy bar and soda, do they throw that to them to
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Feb 12, 2013 6:00am EST
when he put his hand down her pants and grabbed her breasts. according to the filing the u.s. department of justice claims gary hofmann violated title vi by failing to take action. >>> who is in line next to take over at the vatican a question a lot of you want to know. we will have to wait until the end of march to fine out but experts say odds are the new pope will come from latin america or canada. yesterday, pope benedict xvi announced he will step down at the end of the month. the head of the first and oldest archdiocese archbishop of baltimore says that he met with the pope seven weeks ago in rome and saw no evidence he was slowing down. of leaving his post he will devote the rest of his life to prayer and reflection. >> there's only one holy father and so what he is doing is not retiring of the way you and i think about retirement you know. you got your 401k and you know you got your little place and you go off and do it. the holy father raves very different existence. lives a very different existence. >> the fact he would recognize his fraility and display it to the w
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Feb 12, 2013 5:00am EST
be -- point from the again will be the economy and job creation in the u.s. unemployment rate climbed back up to 7.9% and monthly job creation remains modest as millions of americans still look for work. >> the economy will be central to the speech and how we grow the economy so ive can participate. -- so everybody can par test pay the a fair shot and pay your fair share. >> on gun control the white house invited a number of gun violence survivors to the chambers as the president will likely recommit to swift and sweeping action on gun regulation among those attending is the family of hadiya pendleton the family of the teen who was gunned down at a park in chicago. you can follow us throughout the day on twitter to get updates on the president's speech. what he has to say and the comments about that address. following the remarks which will be seen on abc2 beginning at 9, florida senator marco rubio will provide the republican response also rand paul of kentucky will speak on behalf of the tea party. son contend the two names will pop up again and again as we get closer to the general
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Feb 12, 2013 4:00am EST
the u.s. condemnation is pouring in around the world. >>> the next pope. we have new details from rome this morning. >>> and a hotel raided in mexico overnight? has suspected cop-killer christopher dorner fled over the border? >>> is a breakfast soda what you need to kick-start your day? >>> good tuesday morning, everybody. we do begin with breaking news out of north korea. defiantly bragging this morning that it just conducted its third nuclear test. >> the underground test is the first for new leader kim jong-un. president obama issued a statement overnight calling the move have highly provocative act. the test appeared to be more powerful than the previous test. akiko fujita explains the significance. >> reporter: it would mean that north korea is a step closer to its stated goal to create a nuclear warhead that is small enough to be mounted on top of a long-range missile that is capable of reaching the u.s. it comes two weeks after they conducted a missile test in direct defiance of u.n. security council resolutions. >> the u.n. security council is holding an emergency meeting
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Feb 16, 2013 8:00am EST
morning to you. how alarming are these e-mails, given that walmart is the barometer for the u.s. consumer? >> a concern. this is not company-sanctioned communications. but shows they were panicking in early february about the pace of sales. it's a concern mostly because of what's going on generally in the economy and with households. a bit of a cash squeeze. the payroll tax came back the first of the year. and tax refunds have been slower this year than last. and walmart's core customer pretty much spends whatever cash comes in. and that seems like it might be squeezing things. gasoline prices on the rise again. a lot of this is coming together. and a concern for the walmart customers. >> is this a walmart problem? or retail in general? >> it's potentially a retail in general problem. but right now, it seems like walmart's on the front lines of this issue because of their customer base. it seems as if we have our alert pretty much very sensitive right now to any weakness in the consumer because of the bigger picture factors that are beyond walmart. >> and the frustration coming
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Feb 9, 2013 8:00am EST
airways and u.s. airways are going to join forces and create one of the largest airlines. pilots say u.s. air overwhelmingly approved the merger over the weekend. barring a breakdown in negotiations this weekend, the boards of both companies are set to vote on monday. a final vote on the merger would follow. >>> and we know what caused the blackout at the super bowl in new orleans. the company that supplied the electricity for the big game says the power outage was caused by a device installed specifically to avoid just that problem. the blackout at the superdome stopped the game for 35 minutes early in the second half. ravens won, by the way. >>> finally, toy stores are all fun and games. but only until you're forced to jump for your life. check out this toy store surveillance video from dallas. one barely avoids a car that came crashing into the store. the unsuspecting shopper had her back to the window. luckily, no one was hurt. >> looks like she was on the phone, too. >> yeah. quite a surprise. toys "r" us becomes cars are us, i guess. >>> let's get back out to ginger zee, in the
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Feb 21, 2013 6:00am EST
contest for a chance to pair a pair of its glasses. to enter you must live in the u.s. and tell what you would do with them. if you win it will cost you $1,500. those are your techbytes, have a great day. i'm rob nelson. >>> we have breaking news out of prince george's county. two children and an adult are dead following a house fire in a glenarden area. now you're looking at a picture from the prince george's county fire and ems blog. another adult and two other children are being treated for injuries. we are told that the kids are all under the age of 10. we're going to continue to work for you and get the latest information on that fire. so stay with abc2news.com and follow us on twitter for any updates. >>> 30 million people are in the path now of a storm that's expected to cover 18 states in snow and ice. >> ed payne tells us how the states are preparing. >> reporter: this is southern arizona. as the massive winter snowstorm started gearing up coating the cactus and palm trees with snow and sleet. one woman says her daughter came to the state for a vacation. >> of my daught
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